Hot Offer: Smith & Evans Pinot Chardonnay 2015
A classic Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Pinot Meunier blend from the heart of Somerset.
Jonathan Ray - Spectator Wine Club, June 2020:
"...And finally, to mark the start - this very weekend - of English Wine Week, we've an effervescently English PS: the truly fine 2015 Smith & Evans Pinot-Chardonnay from the heart of Somerset. I'd not come across this before and was smitten from the first sip. This is only the third vintage of this corking champagne-method fizz and we're lucky to get it as usually it's destined for the on-trade. I can't praise it highly enough, especially at this generously discounted price which is the equivalent of buying five and getting six."
Here is Guy Smith's own tasting note on the vintage:
"After three years on the lees, the wine has lovely stone fruit aromas with hints of pear and the typical minerality that we have come to expect from Higher Plot. The wine has an elegant silky texture with ripe citrus fruit flavours and a long finish. It's delicious now but, if you can wait, it will keep for at least 3-5 years. We're enjoying this at the moment as an aperitif in the garden and with Lyme Bay crab that comes up from the coast on a Friday. Perfection would be with oysters, if you can get them."
Smith & Evans Pinot Chardonnay 2015 @ £149.70 per six bottles delivered, saving £30.00